Tag Archives: Italy

The Weird and the Beautiful, part 3

Some time ago, over at Camera Picta, I did a two-part post called The Weird and the Beautiful. Among other things, it discussed an unusual – one might say ‘weird’ – image of the Madonna in the parish church of … Continue reading

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Stones & Paint & Stucco

At some point this summer, I seriously considered writing a post that simply read: “Don’t expect to hear from me again until Christmas”. This was based on an assessment of my autumn workload which may have been slightly exaggerated but, … Continue reading

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Family Business (Part I)

A few days ago, MutualArt.com posted a feature on lesser known artistic relatives of famous artists. It includes, among others, Gustav Klimt’s younger brother Ernst, Claude Monet’s stepdaughter Blanche, and Pablo Picasso’s father José Ruiz Blasco. The piece ends with … Continue reading

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The most beautiful painting in all of Venice

Over the past few years, I have occasionally busied myself with reading late medieval travel and pilgrimage accounts, hoping that their writers would maybe mention some of the artworks they certainly must have seen during their journey. Unfortunately, this proved … Continue reading

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More errant than usual…

Remember how, a couple of months ago, I promised that regular blogging would resume soonish? Well, when I wrote that, I assumed that March would be a pretty busy month for me – and I was right about that. However, … Continue reading

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Save Giotto!

Only a couple of weeks ago I blogged about Giotto’s lost frescoes in Naples which were destroyed by an earthquake in 1456. Now it seems that Giotto’s most important surviving cycle of wall paintings, the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel … Continue reading

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Postcards from 5th century Naples

I’ve just returned from another trip to London and, yes, a London-related post is forthcoming. But before I get to that, here’s one more post about Naples… Looking for illustrations for my last post, I was browsing through several files … Continue reading

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